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Can Congress End Cuba Embargo? Many Republicans Want Embargo to Fall

Robert Naiman | Posted 12.18.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Could a Republican-led Congress vote to end the U.S. embargo? Some Republican leaders were quick to denounce President Obama's announcement that the U.S. was restoring ties with Cuba. But how many divisions do these Cold War dead-enders control?

Critical Months Ahead for Single-Payer Advocates

Wendell Potter | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Whether the Green Mountain State keeps moving forward with its goal of achieving universal coverage while also reducing the growth of health care spending depends largely on how the state's residents and businesses react to what Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has in mind.

Paul Blumenthal

These Super PACs Spent Big As Elections Neared, But Kept Donors Secret Until Now

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The race to replace retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) in his Los Angeles County district saw very little spending from outside group...

Paul Blumenthal

Remember Who Held Election's Purse Strings As Congress Sets 2015 Agenda

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following the Republican wave that swept away the Democratic Senate majority last week, reporters, advocates and pundits debated the eff...

Paul Blumenthal

Current and Incoming Republican Senators Set Out Pro-Corporate Agenda For Next Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans senators, including those already in office and incoming new members, discussed across morning television shows on Sunday wh...

Chamber Of Commerce Not Helping Republican In Close Senate Race

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 10.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Sen...

The War Over Wages, City by City

Peter Dreier | Posted 12.01.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

The gridlock in Washington - where Congress hasn't boosted the federal minimum wage, stuck at $7.25 an hour, since 2009 - has catalyzed a growing movement in cities and states. Nineteen states now have minimum wages over $7.25 an hour.

The Business Of America Is Dirty Tricks

The Baffler | Lee Fang | Posted 09.13.2014 | Politics

Any glance at the inert state of political progress in our market-addled age has to leave even the most dogged investigator a bit bewildered....

Zach Carter

Why The Top GOP Corporate Lobbying Group Is Fudging The Math To Help Democrats

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's flagship corporate lobbying group seems to have a problem with math. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a reliable backer of t...

The Chamber Of Commerce Just Threw Some Major Shade At A GOP House Candidate

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 09.05.2014 | Politics

Former San Diego City Councilmember Carl DeMaio (R) may feel a little more than stung by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's endorsement of his Democratic ...

Paul Blumenthal

It's Time To Name The 2014 Midterms The Dark Money Election

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If 2012 was the super PAC election, the 2014 midterms look to be the dark money election. Spending on ads that named federal candidates ...

Why Utah? Hispanic Business on the Rise

Javier Palomarez | Posted 10.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Javier Palomarez

As the nation's largest business association of its kind, the USHCC represents America's 3.2 million Hispanic-owned companies, which together contribute more than $468 billion to our economy, each year.

Paul Blumenthal

Corporate PACs Stick With Senate Democrats So Far

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 08.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the most heavily contested Senate races over seats now held by Democrats, corporations and business trade associations are largely st...

Why Do We Put Up with Washington's Cynical Misinformation Game?

Wendell Potter | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

There is one arena in which misleading the public not only is abided but is the norm: politics. In fact, much of what constitutes political discourse in this country is now built on a foundation of dishonesty.

Dave Jamieson

Fast Food Companies Just Lost A Big Fight In California

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

Delivering a blow to McDonald's and other fast-food chain owners, the California State Assembly on Thursday passed a bill that would expand the rights...

Paid Sick Leave an Ethical, Factual and Political No-Brainer

Ben Spielberg | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics
Ben Spielberg

Some political debates have two equally valid sides. More often than not, however, the evidence is significantly more one-sided than journalists and pundits suggest. AB 1522 is an example of legislation for which there is no ethical, intellectually honest opposition

Zach Carter

Really: Corporate America Can't Catch A Break In Washington

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 08.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- America's most powerful corporations just can't seem to catch a break. After spending more than a year trying to defeat tea party li...

Senate Democrats Seek To Split GOP On Export-Import Bank

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Familiar with the Export-Import Bank? In all likelihood, most voters in Louisiana and Virginia aren't either. And yet Democratic ...

Daily Dirty Denier$

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 09.27.2014 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

The Koch Brothers alone are estimated to spend $390 million in targeted races this year. In fact, reports in March already had them at the $30 million mark. Their goal? Protect dirty deniers who will, in turn, follow a right-wing agenda and protect the Koch's polluting interests.

Business as Usual: The US Chamber's History of Fighting Environmental Protection

Gene Karpinski | Posted 09.24.2014 | Green
Gene Karpinski

The EPA's new Clean Power Plan is not difficult to defend. Limiting carbon pollution from power plants, the nation's single largest polluter, will und...

Amanda Terkel

Chamber Of Commerce Takes Down Ad Depicting GOP Candidate As Crying Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With the brutal GOP Senate primary in Georgia finally over, the sparring parties are mending fences and hoping to move on. Toward that e...

Amanda Terkel

Chamber Of Commerce Attacks GOP Senate Candidate As A Crying Baby

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Georgia GOP Senate candidate David Perdue has been going hard after the Chamber of Commerce, portraying himself as the anti-establishmen...

Dave Jamieson

U.S. Chamber Lobbies To Kill Measure That Would Punish Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

UPDATE: 8 p.m. -- Despite the lobbying from business groups, the wage theft amendment passed the House with bipartisan support Thursday afternoon. ...

Maria Shriver's -- and Bobby Shriver's -- Inconvenient Truth?

Peter Dreier | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Shriver's tribute to California's Paid Family Leave law stands on its own. Signed into law in 2002 and implemented in 2004, it allows most employed Californians to take up to six weeks per year of leave from their job and receive up to 55 percent of their wages, up to a maximum.

Paul Blumenthal

GOP Establishment Keeps Promise To Counter Tea Party With Surge In Primary Spending

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican Party's internecine conflict has sparked a surge in independent spending in GOP congressional primaries as establishment ...